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Enabling Programmability of Smart Learning Environments by Teachers

  • Asterios Leonidis
  • Margherita AntonaEmail author
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)

Abstract

The evolution of Information Technology (IT) and the emergence of the Ambient Intelligence paradigm have drastically affected the way users live and learn. Ambient Intelligence is a vision of the future that offers great opportunities to enrich everyday activities (e.g., on the road, at home, at work, etc.) and has been proven to play an important role in education. In smart learning environments, learning activities are enhanced with the use of pervasive and mobile computing. This paper presents an extensible software infrastructure that empowers teachers to design and program purposeful and engaging learning activities for formal and informal learning environments, by combining and orchestrating cloud-based, ambient and pervasive facilities and services.

Keywords

Visual programming End-user development Ubiquitous environments Smart learning environments 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asterios Leonidis
    • 1
  • Margherita Antona
    • 1
    Email author
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)Heraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteCreteGreece

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